A Loch Lomond race-ace has the chance to put himself in pole-position this weekend as one of the world’s top young drivers. Ross Martin, from Kilmaronock, is Scotland’s Formula Ford 1600 champion and will be chasing the American dream when competing against 15 stars from around the globe in the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout.
Roundabouts in the region will soon be sponsored after a council plan to raise cash was given the go-around. Cash-strapped West Dunbartonshire Council hope the advertising scheme will bring in up to £15,000 when fully up and running. Councillors at the corporate services committee gave the okay to the proposal last Wednesday after being reassured by council officals that it wasn’t a potential road safety issue.
The council have warned residents to expect high winds on Thursday followed by ice and snow on Friday and into the weekend. It's believed the gusts could reach 80mph and be followed by freezing temperatures. The council Tweeted earlier today: "Yellow weather warning issued as Storm Caroline set to hit. "Gusts of 70-80mph winds are set to hit the area tomorrow (Thursday) with snow and ice following on Friday and into the weekend. "Our teams will be monitoring the weather as it is on-going."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".